Commodore’s Note 2016

Commodore’s Note March 2016

Welcome to the 56th season of the Cohasset Sailing Club.

Registration for the coming season will be held in person at the Sailing Club on Saturday, March 12 from 9am to 2pm and Sunday March 13 from 10am to noon. Mail in registrations will be accepted (PO Box 111) but any registration received after May 9 will require a $50 late fee. See the Registration info page in the About section of the website for the registration form.

Junior Classes will begin Monday June 27 and run through August 12. Adult classes are offered on Saturday mornings from 9am to noon, and will begin Saturday June 25, running through August 13. For those who have recently completed our junior program, we have added a 5th year Navigator class to our junior program as an alternative to the race team. The Navigator class will focus on coastal navigation and seamanship. See the Schedule page of the website for class times.

For those of you new to our program, the core of our program is our fleet of (10) Capris, a 15 foot boat which hold 3-4 students. Our first year sailors start out in the Capris in a group setting before moving on to use our fleet of (8) Bics, a small singlehanded boat that allows a sailor to more fully develop his skills. For older students, we have (4) Lasers, which is a larger singlehanded boat while the Race team sails a fleet of (6) 420s.

The Capris and Bics are available for free sailing to any member who has passed the 2-part helmsman test. The written portion of the helmsman test is available on our website under Programs/Free Sailing, while the on-the-water portion of the test can be scheduled during free sailing hours. Free sailing is available weeknights from 5pm to 8pm and on Saturday and Sunday from noon to 8pm.

The Stanton series is our Sunday night parent/child racing series in the Capris, with the students at the mate level sailing as captain and their parent acting as crew, followed by a bring-your-own barbecue follows.

We also offer the Porter series for adult racing at 5:00 pm on Thursday nights.

Contact me with any questions.  Hope to see you on the water soon!


Peter Vitello
Cohasset Sailing Club